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Canada adds 290,000 jobs in May, but unemployment rises to 13.7%

Statistics Canada reported Friday that Canada’s economy added 290,000 jobs in May after losing more than three million jobs in March and April. Power & Politics speaks to Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough, and then economists Armine Yalnizyan and Mikal Skuterud weigh in.
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    Warehouse jobs, janitorial jobs, grocery stock jobs, grunt work jobs. Go from food server to toilet cleaner. Yeah, great progress.

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    Political Foolishness

    Unfortunately nobody believes what the government says anymore. That isn't a negative reflection on the people, it is on the government and those who echo their "narratives".

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    SocialBounty Money Making App

    I enjoyed your video 6qOV

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    Wait till they learn how many restaurants go out of business.

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    Haha 290,000 ok. We believe it. I mean you guys lie about everything so this must be true..get off the screen goofs

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    Jobs comming back loved ones who died will never come back

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    Stop giving people money

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    why she speak like that?! its weird

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    Giselle Ragmac

    This means, extend the cerb!

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    Better funding for long term care and daycare would both employ more women and allow more women to work in other fields because there's someone to help look after their kids / elderly relatives. We should look at the implications of adding long term care to our healthcare and, say, setting up $10/day daycare.

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    Insight Curiosity.

    *290,000 are employees who were laid off during Pandemic and some of them has returned to work is not an improvement (13.7% ) in unemployment rate*.

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    Really not your place

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    Wink Dinkerson


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    If lose more jobs than you gain, you're still losing jobs…

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    Avery Zhao-Djokic

    A good interview with the Employment Minister, thank you

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    It's a class struggle and they can spend anytime they want.

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    bs you are not helping us with disabilities

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    i am disabled senior and only getting 1,200 per month for food, medication, and bills

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    They didn't "add" any jobs, these are people that were laid off due to our governments lack of a plan and keeping our borders open during this 'pandemic'

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    patriotic canuck

    13.7% unemployment? Predictable CBC to not include the approximately 5-7% who have given up looking for work which would make Canada's unemployment rate at near 20%.

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    patriotic canuck

    Let me guess. Most of those jobs are migrant workers for the summer harvests who are not even Canadian. Never believe a word the CBC says.

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    they are counting panhandling as a job, thats why

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    EI office is definitely hiring.

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    Hiring more cops

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    Jobs created by tax payers funding government programs…pat yourself on the back Liberals

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